Social Media

On its 6th anniversary, remember that Google+ ‘changed everything’

An iPhone 5, for anyone who hasn’t picked up our subtle layers of nuanced humour SIX YEARS AGO today, the biggest single most important invention to come out of technology in the 21st century was announced. Google+ was born out of the success of Google Buzz and Google Wave – two products that had already, according to their manufacturer, “changed everything”, prompting ... Read More »

Social media is both vital and risky for our children. Here’s how we can keep them safe

Kids can make great use of the internet, but it isn’t risk free (Stock Image) CREDIT: PETER BYRNE/PA WIRE How can you teach your children to use the internet safely? It’s a question I’ve been thinking about a lot, as the father of five and seven year-old sons who are already adept with parental tablets and laptops alike. They know the internet ... Read More »

Jayden K Smith: Why you should ignore this Facebook hacker hoax

Contrary to that message, there is no hacker called Jayden K Smith CREDIT: REUTERS  Telegraph Reporters  10 JULY 2017 • 11:50AM Facebook users are being duped into circulating a hoax message warning them not to accept friend requests from an account called Jayden K Smith. The message, being sent via Facebook Messenger, warns that the account is a hacker who “has the ... Read More »

Facebook Struggles in Legal Fight to Keep the Oculus Rift on Shelves

Facebook was back in federal court today to plead with a judge to reject ZeniMax’s request to halt sales of the Oculus Rift headset. The argument by Facebook’s lawyers could work, but it sure doesn’t make the company’s defense against the original suit look any stronger. In February, a jury ordered Facebook to pay ZeniMax $300 million in damages over ... Read More »

Facebook’s Pride reaction should be available to everyone

Facebook is taking some heat for the pride reactions roll-out this month. The social media network added a rainbow reaction to its standard reactions in support of LGBTQ pride month. The problem: in places like Russia, users don’t have access to the new reactions. This isn’t the first time Facebook has kept special limited-time reactions to certain areas; it didn’t ... Read More »

Facebook: Zero tolerance policy on violent content ‘does not mean zero occurrence’

While Facebook is doing everything in its power to make it a safe place for brands and users, it’s impossible to completely weed out crime and violence on its platform, global head of sales Carolyn Everson told CNBC. “Our policy is zero tolerance — that doesn’t mean zero occurrence,” Everson said. Facebook has been under fire for several incidents including ... Read More »

YouTube for Android Gets Redesigned Layout With Navigation Bar at Bottom

HIGHLIGHTS The update is said to be rolling out slowly for Android Upload button has now been shifted to top bar in the app The new interface has been claimed to make navigation easier After testing it for around one year, Google has finally made YouTube for Android’s redesigned layout official. Notably, the new design repositions the navigation bar, earlier ... Read More »

Google Says Nik Collection Photo Editing Tools Will Longer Be Updated

HIGHLIGHTS Google made Nik Collection completely free last year The search giant acquired Nik Software back in 2012 Nik Software was also the creator of Snapseed Google brought ample delight to professional photographers last year as the search giant made its set of photo editing tools – Nik Collection – completely free of cost from its price tag of $150 ... Read More »

Twitter Now Filters Direct Messages From People You Don’t Follow

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter has added new feature that’ll filter DMs from unfollowed accounts Those Direct Messages will be contained in ‘Requests’ It’s available on Twitter for Android and iOS Twitter has added a new feature to Direct Messages (DMs) that will now filter DMs from people not followed by users. DMs from people you do not follow will be contained in ... Read More »

Facebook Backed by Appeals Court in Denying Parents Access to Dead Teen’s Account

HIGHLIGHTS The 15-year-old was killed by a Berlin underground train in 2012 Her parents are asking to access her Facebook account to inquire details German court backed Facebook’s decision to forbid the access to account A German court on Wednesday backed online giant Facebook in its battle to reject a demand by the parents of a dead teenage girl for ... Read More »